Acne is a chronic skin condition that develops when dead skin cells accumulate, blocking hair follicles and leading to an accumulation of sebum. This creates an ideal environment for bacterial growth, resulting in inflammation and pustule formation.
There are many factors that contribute to the development of acne, causing some individuals to be more prone than others.
Increased acidity (especially common in athletes or anyone who has an extensive exercise regimen)
Accumulation of toxins within the system
Poor hygiene habits
Use of chemical based personal care products
It is important to utilize both topical and internal forms of medicine when treating any skin condition.
Objectives of treatment include:
Eliminating identified food sensitivities
Addressing sources of stress, both mental and emotional
Correcting pH levels, making the body more alkaline
Improving the body's ability to eliminate toxins
Education regarding best hygiene practices specific to various types of acne prone skin
Selecting personal care products that are chemical free
The state of your skin reflects your overall level of health.
To help you maintain healthy skin we will help you shape a long term health strategy that involves
Individually customized dietary recommendations that are sustainable and shift with seasonal change
Continuing healthy hygiene habits and usage of optimal personal care products
Adaptive longterm stress management strategies
Ongoing proactive monitoring of health via annual physicals and regular lab work
Treating acute health concerns as they arise by naturopathic means that restore the body to balance
Contact us to arrange a complimentary 15 minute consultation to learn how naturopathic treatments can resolve your acne and help you to develop healthy skin. All naturopathic doctors in our clinic address skin disorders. Dr. Sohail Malihi, ND has a special focus on skin conditions